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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks with 1-3 hours / week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Digitization – Territorial Modeling: Spatial elements and the characteristics

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 71 min)
6 videos
Territorial Modeling10m
Coordinates and projection systems17m
Introduction to QGIS14m
Spatial Relationships and Topology12m
Vectors and Rasters12m
2 practice exercises
Projection Systems14m
Vectors and Rasters8m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Digitization - Geodata Capture and Documentation

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 104 min)
5 videos
Acquisition of Primary Data16m
Case Study - GIS and Participatory Planning31m
Georeferencing Imagery13m
Digitizing Vector Objects20m
2 practice exercises
Georeferencing Imagery6m
Digitizing Vector Objects6m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Digitization - Automated Capture and Use of Existing Geodata

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 42 min)
3 videos
Geodata Sources18m
Case Study - Senegal-Mauritania Biodiversity Project9m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Assignment20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Storage - Geodata Structure and Organization

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 126 min)
5 videos
Relational Databases31m
Data Modeling27m
Creating a Test Database15m
Case Study - Urban Development and Management in Touba30m
2 practice exercises
Storage10m
UML8m

Instructors

Image of instructor, Stéphane Joost

Stéphane Joost 

Laboratoire de systèmes d'information géographique
21,909 Learners
3 Courses
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Marc Soutter  

Laboratoire de Systèmes d'Information Géographique
21,909 Learners
3 Courses
Image of instructor, Fernand Koffi Kouamé

Fernand Koffi Kouamé 

Professeur
Centre Universitaire de Recherche et d'Application en Télédétection (CURAT) - Université Félix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY d'Abidjan-Cocody (Côte d'Ivoire)
21,909 Learners
3 Courses
Image of instructor, Amadou Sall

Amadou Sall 

Département de Géomatique - Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Sénégal
21,909 Learners
3 Courses

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